Christmas is fast approaching and any local or expat living in the Philippines knows how much of a big deal the holidays are. Filipinos celebrate Christmas immensely and are done in the most extravagant ways. From Christmas songs being played in malls as early as August, to great holiday sales in retail stores and malls; the preparation is just as important as the actual holiday itself.
With December 2018 slowly making its way, Manila has been making quite the preparations for the holidays. Everywhere you go, there is someone selling something for less or in Christmas theme. Below are a few bazaars you must check out if you’re looking to get deals and find the best presents for family and friends.
3 Must Visit Bazaars for the Holiday Season
World Bazaar Festival
When: December 12-22, 2018 (Sun-Thurs: 12nn-10pm, Fri-Sat: 10am – 12mn)
Where: World Trade Center, 2112 Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, Pasay City, Metro Manila
The World Bazaar Festival is one event bargain shoppers look forward to in the Philippines every year. It is the longest running charity bazaar that hosts a variety of goods and products, locally and internationally made for people finding the best Christmas presents.
The bazaar hosts sellers with a wide selection of leather goods, novelty items, shoes, bags, clothes, lifestyle products, toys, and many more. There are over 600 companies and small businesses that take part in this event and an estimated 230,000 shoppers who make time to visit this bazaar every year.
Shangri-la Plaza Food Forum
When: November 29-December 2, 2018 (10 am – 9 pm)
Where: Triangle Park, North Triangle, Ayala Vertis North, Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila
This year’s Shangri-la Plaza Food Forum is specially targeted for small business owners and entrepreneurs looking to sell their goods and products. Flair and Flavors will be holding several booths to sell their food, products, goods, and other festive treats people love to shop for in the holidays. If you’re looking for something unique and also looking to support local, then this place is definitely one to check out.
Urban Flair: A Christmas Bazaar
When: November 30 – December 2, 2018 (11 am – 10 pm)
Where: 2nd floor, Ayala the 30th Mall, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
Another great hub for Christmas shopping is in Ayala Malls the 30th where The Urban Flair Christmas Bazaar will be held. This gives more opportunities for local businesses and entrepreneurs starting out to get their products sold. If you want some great finds and unique goods and products to give to your friends, then Urban Flair is one bazaar to visit.
The Filipino Christmas Experience
Getting a feel of Christmas in the Philippines is not hard with its superb Christmas celebrations everywhere. From street decorations to extravagant light shows, holidays in Manila are not hard to ignore. Holiday preparations are also a fun festivity that bargain shoppers and holiday lovers will enjoy. Accomplish to get your Christmas shopping list while the deals are fresh!